How to Enter
In order to enter produce into the show you must complete an Entry Form which can either be downloaded here or obtained directly from the Show Secretary, Catherine Joules whose details are listed below.
Once completed, all Entry Forms must reach the Show Secretary on or before Monday 2nd July 2018.
Entry Forms can be submitted either by email as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the address as listed below.
Catherine Joules. Hope Farm, West Brabourne. Ashford. Kent. TN25 5NB
For help completing your Entry Form or for any other enquiries please telephone Catherine on 07976 465035.
1. Exhibitors should study closely the Show Schedule and observe the rules laid down.
2. Baskets are provided by the Show Committee to afford equality of opportunity for exhibitors and to enhance the orderly appearance of the Show.
3. Fruit should be somewhat above average size for the variety but mere size is not preferable to quality, colour and condition.
4. Fruit should be sufficiently mature to show the full colour of the variety ie, just approaching full ripeness. It is appreciated that early varieties may be fully ripe and late varieties somewhat under-ripe at the date of Show.
5. Individual containers should appear well filled to exhibit the contents to the best advantage. Generally, the fruit should be well up to the rim of the container. Because no one design of basket or punnet suits equally every size of fruit, a little over-filling will not be penalised if one layer less of fruit would make the package appear under-filled.
6. In Classes for collections, an entry with a larger number of varieties will not be preferred by the Judges unless equal or superior in other respects to one with smaller number.
7. For the awards of the medals, presented by the Fruiterers’ Company, to the exhibit showing the greatest merit in the Cherry Classes and in the Soft Fruit Classes respectively, the Judges will take into account any difficulties of production in the current season.
8. GENERAL REMARKS
The Judges look for the following characteristics in the various fruits:
Large size; brilliant colour; uniformity; un-shrivelled stalks; good condition; freedom from bruise; free from abrasion and blemish.
Large size; good condition; brightness and freshness; uniformity; freedom from blemish.
Large size; freshness; colour good for the variety; uniformity; freedom from blemish.
Bunches, length according to variety and berries large for the variety; strigs with full complement of berries.
As for Blacks except bright red colour.
On short strig; large for the variety; uniformity; good colour and condition; freedom from bruise and blemish.
Plums should be natural and not polished.
On short strig; large size; good condition; uniformity; good colour; freedom from bruise or blemish.
JUDGES WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO DEDUCT MARKS FOR THE USE OF FOREIGN CONTAINERS.
Points Market Pack Classes Maximum Marks
1 Weight, Packing, Presentation & Container 25
2 Marketable Variety & Edibility 20
3 Size 15
4 Colour 15
5 Condition & Stalk Wither (other than Raspberry) 15
6 Bruise and blemish 10
FOOD SAFETY ACT
As the Exhibited Fruit is Sold, all Exhibitors must take necessary precautions to comply with the Food Safety Act.